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Bottle-and-Bring Spiced Cranberry Sangria

bottle-and-bring spiced cranberry sangria Beverage
Bottle-and-Bring Spiced Cranberry Sangria
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 12

Get ready to earn the nickname “Party Purveyor,” because with this premixed drink you get to bring the festivities with you. This refreshing holiday-spirited sangria blends warming spices with cranberry juice and hearty red wine for a drink everyone will be wanting to clink glasses to. MORE+ LESS-

Updated October 4, 2019

Ingredients

1/2
cup sugar
1/2
cup water
6
cinnamon sticks
6
slices (1/4-inch) fresh gingerroot
2
teaspoons whole allspice
1 1/2
teaspoons whole cloves
1/2
teaspoon black peppercorns
2
cups pure cranberry juice, chilled
1
bottle (750 ml) dry red wine, chilled
1/4
cup brandy
1/2
cup fresh cranberries

Steps

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  • 1
    In 1-quart saucepan, heat sugar, water, cinnamon sticks, gingerroot, allspice, cloves and peppercorns to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Strain syrup, reserving cinnamon sticks, and discarding rest of spices; refrigerate about 1 hour or until cold.
  • 3
    In large pitcher, mix syrup with cranberry juice. Add red wine and brandy. Stir to combine. Add cranberries and reserved cinnamon sticks; serve cold.

Expert Tips

  • Merlot is our go-to for red wine in this recipe. It has a good flavor, with hints of fruit and spice, so it pairs well with the cranberry juice and spiced simple syrup.
  • Planning on taking this drink with you to the party? You can combine the spiced simple syrup with the cranberry juice and bring in a sealable container. Bring unopened bottles of red wine and brandy to combine with the cranberry juice mixture just before serving. Any leftover brandy would make a great hostess gift!
  • If you like your sangria a little more on the boozy side, you can go ahead and increase the amount of brandy to 1/2 cup.
  • Black peppercorns might seem like an unusual ingredient to add to a sangria, but they add a nice pop of spice without being overwhelming.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
0mg
0%
Potassium
90mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
14g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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